Surgical Mission Trips


Our surgical mission trips trips provide full-scope reconstructive plastic surgery in the countries we serve, including burn contracture release and reconstruction, cleft lip and palate repair, and correction of other congenital conditions and physical injuries. The surgical teams include volunteer plastic surgeons, anesthesiologists, pediatricians, operating room and recovery room nurses, as well as coordinator/translators who provide general patient, family and team support. Some teams also include nurse educators, hand therapists and occupational therapists, depending on local needs.


Surgical mission teams generally include 10 to 15 members; our teams are small so as not to overwhelm our host country colleagues and local medical facilities. Trips generally last two weeks.

For more information, see these Frequently Asked Questions.

The first step to joining a surgical mission trip is the credentialing process. If you are interested please in volunteering please apply here.

Upcoming Trips


  1. NOV 30-DEC 15 . Dehradun, India


  1. JAN 4-JAN 19 . Phan Rang, Vietnam
  2. FEB 1-16 . Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh
  3. MAR 1-16 . Quang Ngai, Vietnam
  4. MAY 11-25 . La Paz, Bolivia
  5. MAY 31-JUN 15 . Hue, Vietnam